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Obituaries for Tuesday, August 24, 2004

By Staff
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Services for Eloise Thompson Fagan will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Harrison and Jason Harms officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Fagan, 75, of Meridian, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in her home. She was an active member of the Central United Methodist Church, the Bob Matheny Sunday School class, XYZ and she was a volunteer at Aldersgate Retirement Community.
Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn Cairns of Meridian; two grandchildren, Kristy Mays of Little Rock, Ark. and Terry Sanders of New Mexico; three great-grandchildren, Mandy Grey and Jeffrey Mays, both of Little Rock, and April Mays of Ohio; a sister, Louise Mathis of Forest Park, Ga.; brothers, Harold B. Thompson and his wife, Eliese, of Meridian, Sam L. Thompson and his wife, Maxine, of Brandon, and William E. Thompson and his wife, Margaret, of Meridian; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Amos Rhodes and Dr. Thomas Fagan.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Graveside services for Terry S. Evans were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Richie Davis officiating. Barham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Evans, 32, of Ellisville, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Ellisville.
Survivors include his mother, Virginia K. Evans of Long Beach; his father, Henry Evans of Meridian; his grandmother, Barbara Stokes of Meridian; his aunt, Jennifer Jones and her husband, Andy, of Meridian; an uncle, Gary Stokes and his wife, Debra, of Bowling Green, Ky.; cousins, Kelly Stokes and Krystal Stokes, Rebecca Jones and Sally Jones.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, G.W. Stokes.
QUITMAN Services for Edith Norsworthy Dearman will be held today at 11 a.m. at Montrose Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Ivey, Hal Taylor and Dennis Coats officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dearman, of Quitman, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Russell Dearman and his wife, Cathy, of Bowling Green, Ky., Michael Dearman and Mitchell Dearman and his wife, Betty, all of Quitman; daughters, Betty Evans and her husband, James, Beth Robinson and her husband, Morris, all of Quitman and Charlotte Bronnenburg and her husband, Dale, of Hattiesburg; sisters, Dorothy Walker of Dallas and Eloise Fox of Austin, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today beginning at 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Graveside services for Vera Pope Grayson will be held today at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Bob Simmons officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Grayson, 84, of Collinsville, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Beverly Health Care Center.
Services for Gay E. Crocker will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jeff Hancock and James Williams officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Crocker, 53, of Collinsville, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Neil Crocker; a daughter, Alicia Rigdon and her husband, Chris; sons, Dewayne Clark and Jimmy Dean, all of Collinsville; grandchildren, Brock Heiser, Kameron Heiser and Ashton Heiser; her father, James Jones of Meridian; a brother, Edward W. Jones of Meridian; her former husband, Ricky Clark Sr. of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Jones.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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PHILADELPHIA Services for Sadie Sikes Graves will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Brister Weir officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Graves, 96, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Ratcliff of Brooksville; a son, Joe O. Graves Jr. of Clinton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
MOBILE, Ala. Services for Ruth Hughes Danley were held Monday at 3 p.m. at Pine Crest Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery.
Mrs. Danley, 95, of Mobile, a native of Meridian, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Mercy Medical Hospital. She was born Sept. 12, 1908 in Meridian. She was a former member of East End United Methodist Church in Meridian, St. Francis Street United Methodist Church in Mobile and First United Methodist Church in Birmingham. She was a member of West Side United Methodist Church in Mobile. She graduated from the first class of Murphy High School in 1926. She was a member of the Women's Club and the Mobile Garden Club. She lived in Emogene Place in Mobile for 40 years. She was employed at the Highway Department of Road and Revenue Commission and Brookley Air Force Base.
Survivors include a nephew, Robert Paul Miller of Mobile; a niece, Norma Evers Sikes of Andalusia; seven first cousins; nine great-nephews; 11 great-nieces; two great-great nephews; and four great-great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin B. Danley; her parents, Edgar Clifton Hughes and Josie Gardner Hughes; her only sister, Oree Hughes Miller and her husband, Earle LaPrade Miller Sr.; a nephew, Earl LaPrade Miller Jr., two nieces, Mary Jo Miller Perry and Dorothy "Dot" Wenzel Snider; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Dannelley Orr and Margaret "Maggie" Dannelley Marshall; and a double cousin Beverly Smith Griffin.
Honorary pallbearers were H.E. "Benny" Crevitt, Thomas Edward Gardner Jr., Lloyd Griffin, Carl Griffin, Bill McNeil, Larry Pace, Craig Plummer, Archie Shropshire, Griffin Sikes, Griffin Sikes Jr., Steven Sikes, Clayton Sikes and William J. "Bill" Simmons.
NEWTON Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Leon Mabry, 80, of Lake, who died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in his home.

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